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Act fast: Business-class flights to Paris on sale for travel through April, some under $2,000

May 26, 2022
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While everyone seems to be traveling to Europe this summer, why not plan ahead and simultaneously save money by booking a business-class deal to Paris for travel starting in December through next spring?

Business-class flights for under $2,000 are available from New York City and Boston, with flights around $2,500 from Minneapolis and Miami.

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Deal basics

Airlines: Lufthansa, Condor and Azores.
Routes: New York, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark and Washington, D.C., to Paris.
How to book: Directly through the airline.
Travel dates: December 2022-April 2023.
Book by: Two-three days.

This deal was originally sent out from Scott’s Cheap Flights. Sign up for a Premium membership — which users can try for free for 14 days or $49 per year — and get deals up to 90% off. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Sample flights

These flights to Paris are available from a handful of U.S. cities, starting at $1,900 round-trip. Example flights include:

  • From Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), starting at $1,933.
  • From John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), starting at $1,980.
  • From Miami International Airport (MIA), starting at $2,483.
  • From Minneapolis−St. Paul International Airport (MSP), starting at $2,550.
  • From Dulles International Airport (IAD), starting at $2,722.

To search availability for these flights and others, start by browsing Google Flights with your desired dates of travel. For example, you could fly Condor from JFK in mid-February for just under $1,980 round-trip.

(Screenshot from Condor)

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For this flight specifically, be sure to note the two-hour-plus layover each way in Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Although fare classes vary by carrier, Condor's business class allots passengers one free carry-on and checked bag, plus lie-flat seats.

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This fare type for long-haul flights is nonrefundable but you can cancel for $215 or pay the fare difference to change your ticket up to 24 hours ahead of travel. Business-class flyers also get priority access to check in at the airport, to board and to collect your bags.

(Screenshot from Condor)

Travelers departing from Boston can find a slightly lower-priced business-class flight on Azores Airlines in late November for $1,940, with two-hour layovers both ways in Ponta Delgada Airport João Paulo II (PDL).

(Screenshot from Azores Airlines)

Unlike Condor's business-class flights, Azores' executive class does not provide lie-down seats; instead, its seats recline about 40 degrees. Additionally, its business-class fares are fully refundable and offer the same in terms of checked and carry-on luggage: One of each is included.

Maximize your purchase

If you book this deal, make sure to use a card that will earn bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar on airfare), the Citi Premier® Card or the Chase Sapphire Reserve (both 3 points per dollar on airfare), the American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare booked directly through the airline or Amex Travel) and the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

A boat passes under a bridge as a French flag flutters in the wind atop the Grand Palais in Paris on May 9, 2022. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

These routes would normally cost you around $3,500 to fly business class, which means this deal is likely to go quickly for departure cities that are priced under $2,000 in particular. Plus, there's no better way to start your Parisian adventure than by flying in style.

Related: I flew this French low-cost airline from LA to Paris and wouldn't do it again

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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Why We Chose It

It's hard to find a card that competes with the mile-long list of benefits that come with the Amex Business Platinum. While it's certainly not the card for the average consumer, a business owner with tons of expenses -- especially related to travel -- will find this card incredibly valuable. This card is similar to the consumer version that Amex offers, but with more business-oriented perks around statement credits and earning rates that are a better fit for business owners.

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  • Access to the Fine Hotels & Resorts program and Hotel Collection
  • Extended warranty protection
  • International Airline Program and Cruise Privileges Program

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  • Difficulty meeting $15,000 welcome offer for smaller businesses
  • Limited high-bonus categories outside of travel
  • The Points Guy Exclusive Offer: Earn 150,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Platinum Card® within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com, and 1X points for each dollar you spend on eligible purchases.
  • Earn 1.5X points (that’s an extra half point per dollar) on eligible purchases at US construction material & hardware suppliers, electronic goods retailers and software & cloud system providers, and shipping providers, as well as on purchases of $5,000 or more everywhere else, on up to $2 million of these purchases per calendar year.
  • Unlock over $1,000 in annual statement credits on a curation of business purchases, including select purchases made with Dell Technologies, Indeed, Adobe, and U.S. wireless service providers.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Get up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year for checked baggage fees, lounge day passes, and more at one selected airline.
  • $189 CLEAR® Credit: Use your Card and get up to $189 back per year on your CLEAR® membership. CLEAR® is available at more than 50 U.S. airports and stadiums.
  • The American Express Global Lounge Collection® can provide an escape at the airport. With more than 1,400 airport lounges across 140 countries and counting, you have more lounge location options than any other credit card on the market as of 9/2021.
  • $695 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.